First Line Friday (week 68): Grounded Hearts

Posted July 28, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Jeanne M. Dickson / 31 Comments

Happy Friday!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson.

And the first line is …

“Dutch Whitney hit the bog hard, tumbling forward to smack facedown into the muck.”

Check out my Q&A with Jeanne to see which actor she’d pick to play Dutch – plus a giveaway!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads || Romances of the Cross

… and welcome two new blogs to our not-so-little-anymore gang:

Reviews by Van Daniker & Iola Goulton


31 responses to “First Line Friday (week 68): Grounded Hearts

  1. I keep hearing AMAZING things about this book. I want to read this so badly.

    My first line is from To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden.

    “Jenny Bennett woke as pebbles clattered against the window.”

  2. Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears. Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble.

  3. Melissa Romine

    Loved your interview with Jeanne Dickson. I’ll be adding this to my list.
    My first line: Kacey didn’t want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return.
    Wild Montana Skies – Susan May Warren

  4. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! I look forward to reading that.
    My first line (actually first 3 lines) is from His Secret Alaskan Heiress by Belle Calhoune: ” ‘Here it is. Fresh out of the oven. One reindeer pizza with feta and spinach,’ Sophie announced in a chirpy voice as she set the order down in the middle of the table.”

  5. Gloria Anderson

    Henry Lapp needed an escape. This is from What The Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman. I am planning to read it soon. I am reading Macrame’ Murder right now.

  6. Kristy Shelton

    “Twilight is the loneliest time of the day,” she thought, as she settled into the rocking chair on the back porch.
    So Long as Love Remembers, by Mary W. Cordell

    I met Mary several years ago in Pulaski, TN and reconnected with her this week when I went to visit. She has 700 love letters exchanged between herself and her husband between 1941-1945. He was a Marine pilot in WWII. At the age of 94 she has written their love story. Some of the letters are included in her book and lots of history of the day. Mary is a treasure!

  7. carylkane

    Happy Friday!

    August 1912

    She could have been more than she was.

    The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna White

  8. Winnie Thomas

    “For once in his life, Trey Walker Stafford had aced his two older brothers.” from Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne.

    I’m reading this in anticipation of meeting Ruthy in person in a couple of weeks! Woohoo!

  9. I met Deborah Raney at a writing conference a couple weeks ago and picked up the first book in her Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane: So, Mrs. Whitman, is everything ready?”

  10. Finally have Roseanna White’s “A Name Unknown” in my hands!
    “Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.”

  11. Pam K.

    “If it had not rained on a certain May morning Valancy Stirling’s whole life would have been entirely different.” From The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. I’d heard from several people that this is their favorite L.M. Montgomery book; I can now understand why.

  12. Sounds like something I would do hahaha! My Kindle is closest to me right now and the first book on it is Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette, “My Sandals have not crossed this threshold since I was ten.”

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